US Congressman expresses concern over HR situation in IIOJK

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Prominent US Congressman, Andy Levin, has expressed concern over the human rights situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Andy Levin – a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation – raised the concern during a virtual Congressional briefing organised by the Indian American Muslim Council and 16 other groups on Wednesday.

The Democratic Party Congressman emphasised the need for the US to take a clear stance on India’s human rights violations and make clear that the US cares about what happens in Kashmir. Quoting reports of various human rights groups documenting the rights abuses and intensified crackdown in IIOJK after repeal of its special status, Andy Levin warned that the human rights abuses are not happening in a vacuum and these abuses are part of a worrying trend towards authoritarianism.—KMS

 

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